Hakai Magazine Audio Edition
North Carolina’s Oysters Come Out of Their Shell

North Carolina’s Oysters Come Out of Their Shell

August 9, 2022

by Emily Cataneo • In the tradition of wine and ale trails, the state’s oyster trail aims to give the farmed shellfish industry a needed boost.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Rebroadcast: Of Roe, Rights, and Reconciliation

Rebroadcast: Of Roe, Rights, and Reconciliation

August 2, 2022

by Ian Gill • On the British Columbia coast, the Heiltsuk First Nation asserts its rights to manage its resources, and who has access to them, through the seasonal herring harvest.

Originally published in August 2018, the story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Romance, Politics, and Ecological Damage: The Saga of Sable Island’s Wild Horses

Romance, Politics, and Ecological Damage: The Saga of Sable Island’s Wild Horses

July 26, 2022

by Moira Donovan • They’ve roamed free for hundreds of years, but is that freedom harming the ecosystem they call home?

The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Living in a Doomed Paradise Where the Sea Consumes Cottages, Cliffs, and the A&W Drive-Thru

Living in a Doomed Paradise Where the Sea Consumes Cottages, Cliffs, and the A&W Drive-Thru

July 19, 2022

by Taras Grescoe • Quebec’s Magdalen islanders face a stark choice: resist, adapt, or give in to the ravenous sea.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi

The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi

July 12, 2022

by Boyce Upholt • Our long history of constraining the river through levees has led to massive land loss in its delta. Can we engineer our way out? And at what cost?

The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Rebroadcast: Groomed to Death

Rebroadcast: Groomed to Death

July 5, 2022

by Brendan Borrell • Urban beaches around the world have less garbage than remote beaches, but less life too. The City of Santa Monica hopes to change the image of a clean beach.

Originally published in July 2018, the story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

A Community’s Quest to Document Every Species on Their Island Home

A Community’s Quest to Document Every Species on Their Island Home

June 28, 2022

by Marina Wang • Naming leads to knowing, which leads to understanding. Residents of a small British Columbia island take to the forests and beaches to connect with their non-human neighbors.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

And Then the Sea Glowed a Magnificent Milky Green

And Then the Sea Glowed a Magnificent Milky Green

June 21, 2022

by Sam Keck Scott • A chance encounter with a rare phenomenon called a milky sea connects a sailor and a scientist to explain the ocean’s ghostly glow.

The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Warning! Signs Are Not Enough to Save Beachgoers from Deadly Currents

Warning! Signs Are Not Enough to Save Beachgoers from Deadly Currents

June 14, 2022

by Chloe Williams • Keeping people out of rip currents is more about reading human behavior than reading warning signs.

The original story, along with photos and video, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Bonus Episode: Salt, Sweat, and Grit

Bonus Episode: Salt, Sweat, and Grit

June 8, 2022

The Race to Alaska is one of the most grueling at-sea races, taking participants from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska, as they navigate complicated currents, narrow rocky channels, and inclement weather. The premise is simple: travel more than 1,200 kilometers with no motors, no support, and a USD $10,000 award waiting for the winner. Racers prepare sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, or any manner of non-motorized vessels for a chance to put their paddle to the mettle in the ultimate marine race. But what drives people to take on such extreme adventures?

In this special episode Hakai Magazine editor Jude Isabella and guests discuss what compels people to undertake extraordinary pursuits at sea.

Guests are adventure psychologist Paula Reid, who has spent 10 months racing a yacht around the world and skied to the South Pole; Karl Krüger, the first person to complete the Race to Alaska by paddleboard; and Douglas Smith, who is entering the Race to Alaska for the first time this year.

If you prefer to watch the discussion in video format, you can find it on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/AFgM2J_CZjY?t=205

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